By increasing your physical activity, you lower your risk of many types of cancers including breast, endometrial, prostate, colorectal and lung cancers.
Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week or 75 minutes of more vigorous exercise each week. Examples of moderate activities include walking, yoga and mowing the lawn. Examples of vigorous activity include running or jogging, fast bicycling and swimming.
In addition, sit for less time each day. Sitting too much increases body fat, which leads to cancer and other chronic diseases. Try to get up and move for one to two minutes every hour that you are awake.
Do muscle strengthening exercises at least twice a week. Strength training helps you maintain a healthy weight because the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism.